Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

There Will Be No Picture With This One

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It is not often that I make a post that is all serious and deeply reflects what I believe.

This is one of those rare posts. Read on if you are still interested.

Those of us who serve the Lord often do so without knowing how He is using us in the lives of others. We simply serve Him because we love Him, as He first loved us, and we want to obey.

Sometimes the road of service seems a long and thankless one. And yet, we are admonished in Galatians 6:9 -
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (KJV)

Every once in a great while, the Lord lifts the veil, so to speak, just a tiny bit and we are enabled to see a glimpse of how He is using us in His plan.

The following quote, which will end this post, is part of an e-mail I just received moments ago. It is one of those veil lifting moments for me. I share it, in a slightly edited form, with you by way of encouragement that you "not be weary in well doing" along the paths of your life.

I want you to know how much I love you. Although I haven't been able to spend significant time with you in years, you remain one of the most influential people in my life. When my mom was sick as I was growing up, you were my mom. When my friend got diagnosed with cancer(they were in the 4th grade), you were my substitute teacher and comforted me. When the difficult issues of my childhood were coming into the light, you were the one who brought the truth of Jesus' healing to my life. Keetha, you have been one of the few constant Godly influences in my life. I have a deep love for you and for your family, for the ministries you've been a part of, for your heart to serve God in any capacity.

Thank you for committing yourself to the call of Christ and thank you for investing in me. You were, are, and continue to be a light in the darkness.

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18 comments:

shannon i olson said...

what a precious gift! Tears in my eyes, praise Christ and his glory in you.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's really touching. Faith, love, and service - it's the Jewish way, the Christian way, the only way.

Blessings to you, Keetha.
xoRobyn

podso said...

To God be the glory! Precious note for you to go back to when you need encouragement in your journey of serving Him and others!

Erin said...

There is a song that I remember from church, something to the effect that you are the only Jesus some will ever see. Beautiful reminder.

LV said...

You are a very special lady. You have a fun side, serious side and Godly. Wonderful, and thanks for sharing something so personal.

nancygrayce said...

What a gift! I hope you print that out and save it because this came straight from someone's heart! Sometimes He shows us how He's using us and I believe He certainly showed you!

Pokey said...

A life well lived is one of service to the Lord. He blesses us with this kind of reminder when we need it! hugs, pokey

Mrs4444 said...

Wow. That was just beautiful. I'm inspired by you. :)

Stacy said...

What a wonderful blessing! Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Dawn Castor said...

That's so sweet. I'm trying to do better at thank you writing when I see how much it means to the recipient. Thank you for sharing such a special note with us.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Keetha I know you have touched many lives and I'm glad you were given this letter! You inspire me. Hugs, Linda

PAPS said...

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Mimi said...

HI SWEETIE!!!!
Isn't that lovely that this person took the time to let you know how wonderful you are???ANd what an influence...positive influence you are. GOD Does indeed show us how valuable we are ...sometimes in an e-mail. This is indeed something you should save. Every time the devil tries to tell you ...that you do not do enough....read this!!!
GOD BLESS you sweetie
hugs,
jamie
I am going to make my blog a reply one soon!!!!

Headless Mom said...

What a great and simple gift. Yes, you are a great light for Christ!

traci's mixed bag said...

Keetha, before I read this I was thinking about how much I like you and how I feel drawn to you even though we are only cyber-friends. And this confirms that feeling that you are doing exactly as Christ intended for us to be. Merely a consistent light in darkness and you are that.

David C Brown said...

"She stretcheth out her hand to the afflicted, and she reacheth forth her hands to the needy", Proverbs 31:20.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So beautiful. ((HUGS))

Martin LaBar said...

Good to hear. I wonder if I've failed to write some similar e-mails that I should have. Keep up the good work.